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first ladies to go as the series continues. hope they'll read along with us and learn more about the interesting aspect on american history. a special thanks to our guest tonight. and to tim naphali for helping to tell her story. >> thank you very much. >> next week on our series, "first lady, betty ford." shortly after moving into the white house, she had a mastectomy. she released a statement detailing her illness. during her husband's re-election campaign in 1976, she feels so popular, the campaign slogan was vote for betty's husband. when the president lost, she delivered the concession speech. and after the white house, she publicly shared her experience with alcohol and prescription drug addiction leading to the creation of the betty ford center. next monday, the life and career of first lady betty ford, live at 9:00 p.m. eastern on c-span and c-span 3 as well as c-span radio. offering the special edition of the book, "first ladies of the united states of america." it has a biography and portrait of each first lady and comments from noted historians on the role of first lad
thanksgiving. thank you for joining us. coming up next, a look at the life of mamie eisenhower. and then a bust is dedicated to winston churchill. then nbc new coverage of the state funeral for resident john f. kennedy. >> the 1960's were different. [laughter] there were a lot of things happening involving race, the breakdown, the structure of society. i was suddenly out of the seminary and in new england. there were no rules. things were falling apart without structure. i was fortunate to be at holy cross. i was fortunate with the structure that the nuns had given me. i was fortunate. i had been in predominantly white schools. i was the only black kid in my high school and savannah. the transition to a school with very few blacks in a difficult set of circumstances, i had a jumpstart. i was ahead of the game. i had something. it allowed me to continue to do well, even though it was difficult. >> later today, here from two supreme court justices. clarence thomasson 9:00 p.m., followed by elena kagan at 9:45 p.m. c- days of book tv on span2. on c-span3, the 150th anniversary of
the whole effort to bring a natural world and the man-made world into harmony. to bring usefulness, delight to our entire environment. that only begins with flowers and trees and landscaping. >> that is from a film created by the johnson administration with lady bird johnson talking about beautification, her signature issue. she was a natural campaigner, a successful businesswoman, and a savvy political partner to her husband, our 36th president, lyndon baines johnson. good evening and welcome to c- span's "first ladies." we will tell you the story of claudia taylor johnson, known to everyone as lady bird, wife of the 36th president. here to tell our story tonight are two guests, cokie roberts, political commentator for abc news and npr. she's also the author of two books about women's political history. eddie lloyd caroli is a first lady's expert. she is the author of numerous books. she is currently working on a new biography of lady bird johnson. ladies, i want to start with the beginning, where we were 50 years ago this week. this is an administration birthed in national tragedy. over t
at the radical bookstore and wondering why the fbi was looking at us. [laughter] you meet at a store with a little red book behind you. other people might be interested in what you're doing. and they are not all called nsa. [laughter] but at any rate, i was accepted, to my surprise. and i went to cambridge and i remember that there were a lot of people in the law school and it was very confusing. i escaped from that madness. it was sort of like the scene that you see in "the stranger." having this weird experience out there. that is what happened to me at harvard. i became like breathless, a panic attack. i got back to holy cross and said, there is no way i can go there. it is big and all these people are walking around dressed up like they were going into the corporate world. back then, we were anti- corporations. i decided to go to penn. i had not been accepted at yale. i was going to go to penn law school. yale sent me, you knew you were accepted if they sent you a big packet of materials. yale sent me the thinnest of letters. we are not into the catalog thing. we are yale. [laugh
there it >> she's fair game pitches a public figure in every way. >> one final question for janet. tell us about the future of journalism. >> oh, the small question. i think it is a very helpful message. we are it is clear that getting the domesticating that help people in the collective process of redefining what journalism is. that the posts of the scotus blog summarize -- there isng a contribution here in redefining what the storytelling is. it is redefining it in the moment and in multiple time frames. it is what you can do immediately that is adding to the pressure that we want more information immediately. it is who you conclude in the conversation. how heard other people say wonderful it was to hear the theanations during the weights and how welcoming the blog was to the new be people who are mystified by these arcane rituals. storyen there is a longer which is taking what is a petition, what is a document, what is the process, how do you follow one case? there is information organization process here that is a model. when people have forgotten the have --, it will forgotten the word blog
will join in tonight. you can tweet us at c-span's website. we are also taking questions on our facebook page. here are the phone numbers -- if you live in the eastern or central time zone, 202-585-3880. if you live in the mountain or pacific time zones, 202-585- 3881. we will mix your calls and questions throughout the program. where was she born and to whom? >> she was born in a town -- well, you can't really say a town because it was really not much of a town, either -- karnak, texas in december 1912 in a big house. one of the things i have found it in studying first ladies is how many married down into families lower them -- lower than them socially, economically, and sometimes, education. it made a big impression on me to drive past the house where the lady bird johnson was born. the big columns. it is near the louisiana border. you drive 300 miles west and you see that cabin where lyndon johnson was born. she came from a far wealthier background than she did. >> what is important to know about her childhood and what shaped her? >> i think the death of her mother. she was only five
the forward. we both got pulled in. the other team wanted us to begin right away. they did not want us to be bystanders. "get involved right away." once they did that, it was like a jolt. to you have to act, you have be a doctor, a surgeon, a care provider. emotion to dismiss your and talk that away, what you are feeling -- tuck that away. you have one objective. you have to stop the bleeding. you have to get him back home to his family. >> he uses his own military experience is to write about physicians working in afghanistan. more on sunday night at 8:00 on "q&a." >> florence harding once said she had only one real hobby. warren harding. she was a significant force in her husband's presidency. florence harding set many precedents that would help define the role of the modern first lady. good evening. tonight we are going to tell you the story of florence harding, who has been neglected and derided throughout history. --inrtime, the hardings her time, the hardings came in as popular people. we are going to learn about her and her husband's time in office. let me introduce you to our g
" series. joining us this evening to talk about eleanor roosevelt is allida black, the editor of the eleanor roosevelt papers project at george washington university and an historian. another historian, doug brinkley who is an author from rice university. thank you for being here with us. doug brinkley, it's march 1933, inauguration and entered the white house. what are they walking into? >> fdr did not get to walk in. he came in a wheelchair. the fact that somebody was crippled in the lower half said there's nothing to fear but fear itself.. that's perhaps the most famous phrase of the inauguration. what people were fearing was unemployment, chaos, hooverville's, unemployment, agricultural angst. dust bowls, october 1929 crash of the stock market. our country was in tatters. and there is franklin roosevelt, this man has overcome such odds in his personal life, dealing with polio and now ushering in a new progressive era and offering 100 days of the new deal programs right off the bat where what people called the alphabet soup of the new deal, trying to get banks to run proper
house television age. the white house decided how the presidential family would be use or not. i hope we get into this a little more. pat nixon did not have the opportunity to control as much as she would have liked. the way in which she was presented to the american people. >> was this precedence setting? the first white house to go to this extreme with the media? >> no. the kennedy white house had thought a lot about jackie. the very fact that jaclyn kenny went to dallas, she was going to dallas because the president knew he needed her help in what was supposed to just the apolitical tour. this was not the first time. jaclyn kenny -- kennedy was the first. eleanor roosevelt thought about her public role, but she pushed that. she is unilaterally responsible for that. the roosevelt white house pushing her in front. i think jackie kennedy was the first lady that is part of a media strategy. role,xon did not play the the public role, that the white house wanted her to play. >> i think it goes further back. i think the republican party used her during the eisenhower, when she was second lad
that unites us. >> jacqueline kennedy's 1000 days as first lady was defined by images, young mother, advocate for the arts, fashion icon. footage of the assassination of president kennedy and his funeral cemented her in the public consciousness. welcome to the c-span series, first ladies, influence and image. we have two guests at the table, to tell you more about her story. he has a special focus on the cold war era and the kennedy administration. robert parry is a political scientist and as part of the modern first ladies series, he has written the jacqueline kennedy biography. before we get into more details about her white house years, i want to talk about the images of that assassination. anyone who was alive at that time has those images in their mind. this is a collective consciousness. she was just 34 years old. >> just 34 years old. we know so much about this story. he was shot and into her arms, for five minutes they were there and she felt that they left the hospital to go back to washington, but they had to do something to make sure that he had the historical reputation. >> what w
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